25Jan 18

ICC YAF: Investment Arbitration — Practical tips from investment arbitration practitioners

Tokyo, Japan, • English

Speakers will explain the fundamentals of investment arbitration and share their relevant experiences in handling investment arbitration as external counsel, in-house counsel or in the secretariats of leading international arbitration institutions administrating investment arbitration cases.


Investment arbitration is one of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms, which is often the last resort to resolve major investment disputes involving state or state entities. Given the nature of involved parties and disputes, “investment” arbitration has unique features that are different from ordinary international “commercial” arbitration, both procedurally and substantively. It is essential for companies and legal professionals who are involved in business activities in foreign countries to understand its particularities, including when and under what conditions an investor can use such a dispute resolution mechanism and what are the advantages and consequences of its use.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.


14:45 – 15:00Registration
15:00 – 15:15Opening Remarks
15:15 – 15:45Speaker – Investment Arbitration Basics
16:00 – 17:30Panel – Various Issues about Investment Arbitration
17:30 – 17:45Closing Remark


James ClaxtonProfessor, Kobe University, Kobe
Shigeki ObiAssistant Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague
Yuichiro OmoriAssociate, Baker McKenzie Tokyo; ICC YAF Representative, Tokyo
Aditya SinghAssociate, White & Case, Singapore
Masako TakahataGeneral Counsel, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Tokyo

Logistical notes


White & Case LLP, White & Case Law Offices (Registered Association), Marunouchi Trust Tower Main 26th Floor, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan


To register your attendance, please send the following details: (i) name; (ii) position; (iii) company name; and (iv) whether you wish to attend the coffee reception to Wenny.Huang@iccasia.org (CC: yuichiro.omori@bakermckenzie.com and TokyoEvents@whitecase.com ) by 23 January 2018. (The information will be used for the preparation of this event and the dissemination of future event information and other information from the ICC or ICC YAF.) The seats are limited.

Contact us

  • Yuichiro Omori
  • +81 36271 9542
  • Associate (Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo)
  • Miyuki Tsuchida
  • White & Case LLP, White & Case Law Offices
  • Masato Suzuki
  • TokyoEvents@whitecase.com
  • White & Case LLP, White & Case Law Offices
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